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New facade lets office garden bloom again

Formica Group’s VIVIX was specified for the refurbishment of the courtyard at ING's offices in Madrid

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When SP Architecture Engineering was tasked with revamping the courtyard garden within ING’s offices in Rozas, Madrid, the practice specified Formica Group’s VIVIX for the facade.

The comprehensive renovation project included a central pond and surrounding 15m2 patio with plant features. Inefficient ventilation had resulted in condensation and the eventual oxidisation of the steel structure and polycarbonate sheets covering the garden.

The effects of humidity had also left their mark, causing premature ageing of the painted brick facade which was in desperate need of maintenance. Additional factors such as excess moisture resulting from vegetation and the passage of time also contributed to the garden’s slump into a state of deterioration.

To tackle the problem, the truss structure was replaced, a moisture detector was added, and large plywood beams were used to cover the photovoltaic glass panels. As part of the renovation, the office facade surrounding the garden interior was replaced with 8mm thick VIVIX panels in Porcelana.

Formica Group’s VIVIX was specified for the facade due to its rainscreen properties, ability to limit excessive moisture and ease of maintenance. Selected facade panels feature a perforated pattern containing Clementine from the Formica Collection, thereby accentuating the design through the incorporation of ING’s brand colours.

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